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Dottie Davis
3/23
Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:03pm
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I have made a lot of progress on my annotated bibliography this week. I started on Monday and divided my work into the number of sources I would find per day. At the moment, I only need to obtain three more. I began by compiling four sources on Monday, all about penguins and their characteristics, but by Wednesday I was at a loss for more penguin information and had to tweak my topic to ďSea Animals of the Arctic and Their CharacteristicsĒ. In my bibliography I chose to research various breeds of animals within their group, the bulk of these animals being penguins ranging from the most popular, Adelie, to the lesser know Snares. Then I began finding information on Walruses, who are either Pacific or Atlantic. However, Atlantic Walruses do not fit into my topic so I only gathered information on Pacific Walruses. Then, I researched Arctic Seals, discovering information about seals such as the Harp or Saddleback. If I cannot find three more sources about seals, then I will probably research whales of the Arctic.
Although I have done an annotated bibliography project a long time ago, it was definitely not as demanding of a task. I believe I only had to gather 5 sources for that project. This paper differs from previous projects I have done in that it requires a lot of research, a lot of reading, and a broad, but still narrow, topic. The thing that I like about this project is that instead of trying to make 15 sources worth of information flow together from paragraph to paragraph, I only have to summarize my findings on the source. However, this project has brought on some challenges.
One of the challenges I have faced while doing this project is setting enough time aside to read and summarize so many sources. However, I have found that most of the only books about the types of animals I am researching that arenít encyclopedias are childrenís books, which probably means I chose an immature topic, but penguins are cute so I donít care. The other challenge I have faced is trying to choose different words to summarize my readings so that they donít too closely resemble the original text.

  • 3/23 Discussion - Andy Bates, Thu Mar 22 8:38am
    What progress (if any) have you made on your annotated bib? How has this paper differed from others you've done? What challenges have you faced doing this assignment?
    • Discussion 3/23 - Blackburn Warner, Fri Mar 23 3:47pm
      I completed my whole annotated bibliography last weekend and I feel a lot better knowing that I got that annoying paper over with. Writing the paper took a lot of self-discipline because it is really ... more
    • 3/23 Discussion - William Hicks, Fri Mar 23 3:28pm
      The Progress I have made on my annotated bibliography is going well. I have most of my sources for the paper done, with only missing a few sources to complete it. What was interesting about this... more
    • 23 March 2012 - Bittany Swinson, Fri Mar 23 3:05pm
      My annotated bibliography has only a little bit of progress that has formed in the past week. I am still unsure of what topic I want to do. I think I want to do some topic about alternative medicine. ... more
    • Re: 3/23 Discussion - vishnu bhaskar , Fri Mar 23 2:01pm
      So far I have done pretty much all of my annotated bibliography and now I just going back through and making sure everything flows. I thought this paper was pretty easy because it was just a sources... more
    • 3/23 - Jake Campbell, Fri Mar 23 1:30pm
      I have accumulated about nine sources thus far. About six of these were during spring break when I wasn't having fun but oh well. This is different from papers I have written in the past mainly... more
    • Online Assignment for March 23, 2012 - Collena Robertson, Fri Mar 23 1:20pm
      On my annotated bibliography I have only done three sources without editing. Iím not complaining, but Iíve had so much work, so many tests, and Iíve been working at my job. Iíve basically been doing... more
    • Online 3/23 - Meredith Masteller, Fri Mar 23 1:11pm
      I have made a very good amount of progress on my annotated bibliography. I am in the process of reading it over and making sure that it is in MLA format. I finished all my summaries and source... more
    • Online Discussion 3/23/12 - Rachael Lynch-Daniels, Fri Mar 23 1:09pm
      I have actually made a lot of progress on my annotated bibliography. On Monday Meredith and I went to the library to start. That day we got six out of the eight book sources done. On Wednesday we... more
    • 3/23 - Dottie Davis, Fri Mar 23 1:03pm
    • Another Online Discussion - Shawn Williams, Fri Mar 23 12:36pm
      i have made a lot of progress on my annotated bib, even though i have never done something like this i feel like im doing a good job but hell i suck at writing so im probably doing something wrong.... more
    • 3/23 Discussion Response - Aimee Callicutt, Fri Mar 23 12:20pm
      I have made quite a bit of progress on my Annotated Bibliography. I worked on it all this past weekend, the week before, and quite a bit this week. My first day I spent compiling the sources that I... more
    • 3/23 - Shane Castillo, Fri Mar 23 10:43am
      I have made some pretty good progress on my annotated bibliography I would say. So far, I have 8 of my annotations completed. I try and do two a day, that way I am not killing myself with a... more
    • Re: 3/23 Discussion - Brianna Rinaldi , Fri Mar 23 10:32am
      I am about half way done with my annotated bibliography. This is more than some people I guess. I thought about changing my topic when I started having difficulty finding enough sources. I am back to ... more
    • Annotated Bib - Katie Chatman, Fri Mar 23 10:18am
      The progress I have made on the annotated bib is there. I have made my mind up to dedicate this whole weekend to working on the annotated bib. My goal is to have it done by Sunday and then spend most ... more
    • 3/23 discussion - Lauren Gray, Fri Mar 23 9:04am
      I am done with my annotated bib! I worked on it all day in the library on Thursday! I went right after my class got out and stayed until I had to leave for practice and then after practice I came... more
    • Re: 3/23 Discussion - Lindsey Stephens, Fri Mar 23 9:00am
      I have made a lot of progress on my annotated bibliography. I have 11 of them done out of the 15 so far and I want to finish them as soon as possible. My plan is to spend all Friday afternoon... more
    • Discussion 3/23 - Lindsey Newton, Fri Mar 23 6:28am
      In working on the annotated bibliography I have gotten most of it done. I have split it up in to small sections, doing a little each day. This has made it a lot easier on me because it seems really... more
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